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Just Another Ex-Unitarian

Discussion in 'Unitarian Universalism DIR' started by Devananda, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Devananda

    Devananda Well-Known Member
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    Hi, everyone! I've been trying to make sense of my own spirituality. I've decided to take a bit of a break from UU for a while to find a "life jacket" in the mile-wide, infinitely deep ocean named Unitarianism....that is, if I could ever find my way. Peace to you all!
     
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    Ingledsva HEATHEN ALASKAN

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  3. Devananda

    Devananda Well-Known Member
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    Hello.
     
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    Maybe time to look inside?
     
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  5. Devananda

    Devananda Well-Known Member
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    Yes, that's it! My dear, you are brilliant.
     
  6. SageTree

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    I feel ya. I went to a UU church about 8 years ago and the proceeding 5 years.
    Started to realize I didn't need to go to hang out with UUs to be a Unitarian Universalist, so to speak.
    And while I owe the exploratory space to the UU community, I feel more free now following my heart.
     
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    It is difficult being part of a spiritual community, and supporting an institution, and dealing with conflicts. But working through that difficulty can lead to real spiritual growth. I'm not sure a purely personal spirituality changes anything except our own feelings, and even that I think may not be lasting. If you believe the world is here for a purpose, and not just a distraction from a more-real spiritual realm, it makes sense to be part of a community working to improve and uplift it, not just out there on our own.

    It's fine to take a break, or to go somewhere else. But land someplace eventually. The increasing isolationism of thoughtful people away from intentional communities and institutions is one of the things that is leading the world in the wrong direction, and empowering those who ARE in community but whose intellectual, spiritual and emotional development is stunted.

    Sorry you're breaking off, hope to see you again, or that you find another community that is more effective for you.
     
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  8. Devananda

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    Awwww....with comments as wonderfully cheerful as these, I guess I can't stay away from Unitarians.
     
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    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    I love it!
     
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  10. Devananda

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    I'm very glad you do, Thirza!
     
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